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Tagged

Cindy from SweetBead Studio meme-tagged me. I had to look it up to find out what that was, but it’s like the get-to-know-you emails that go around. I normally don’t do forwarded messages or chain letters (even for recipes), but I thought this might be fun.

1. “What were you doing 10 years ago?”
I had just finished my Freshman year of college. I think that was the summer I went to a Dave Matthews concert with my Val pal.

2. “What were you doing 1 year ago?”
I was teaching at Sparkles this week last year. That’s about it. On June 22 specifically, I took our new car in to get a dent popped out. Right before we bought it, one of the dealership employees borrowed it for his softball game and Big Blue caught a fly.

3. “Five snacks you enjoy:”
biscotti, pretzels w/ honey mustard, nuts, peanut butter crackers (the bright orange kind), Gorp

4. “Five songs to which you know all the lyrics:”
Amazing Grace, the national anthem, Right Here Waiting, Brand New Girlfriend, and Ticks (don’t ask, it gets in my head)

5. “Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:”
Travel, visit my brother more, get into charity work, start a scholarship, work with 18K gold

6. “Five bad habits:”
Procrastinating, eating sweets, surfing the web, getting distracted,
(See? I got distracted by #7)

7. “Five things you like doing:”
Kayaking, being with friends, baking, making jewelry, bargain hunting

8. “Five things you would never wear again:”
Rainbow anything, stirrup pants, shoulder pads on t-shirts, a thong, bright blue eyeshadow
That is, unless I dress up as Jem for Halloween (truly outrageous).

So now I’m supposed to tag 5 people so they can answer the questions. The previous people in this chain have been lampwork artists. The few people I know who make glass beads either don’t keep a blog or have already been tagged, so I’m going to open this up to laybloggers Jill, Steph, Becky, Jen, and Melissa (Happy Birthweek!). Oh, and this is an unofficial memetag because I don’t have info to link back to the original.

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New wedding tradition

I just heard about something that brides and grooms are doing the day after the wedding. No, not that. It’s called a Trash The Dress photo shoot. The idea is that the festivities are over and they don’t have to keep their clothes clean any more, so they go for an exotic photo shoot somewhere more fun than the wedding venue. Here’s more. (If you are bored at work, definitely watch the documentary photo).

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As bad as Phoebe?

In light of our recent GPS laughs, Steve sent me this:
Brandon from Wilmington, NC instructs us, “Go to Google.com, click on ‘Maps,’ then click on ‘Get Directions.’ Type in ‘New York , NY’ as your starting point and ‘Paris , France’ as your destination. Once it computes your directions scroll down to #23. Just plain funny.”

(Click on my screen shot for quicker reference. Apparently it’s a quicker trip via Boston).

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Guilty pleasure

One of our favorite things to do is watch the red carpet action before an awards show (while eating ice cream and Kahlua in bed). And the best part is checking GFY afterward. I love things that make me laugh out loud, like country music and blogs that poke fun at Hollywood.

I’m still seeing a lot of bare necks this year, but it doesn’t look bad if the actress is wearing chandelier earrings.

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Shop, shop, shop… all day long…

Although it may be merely a marketing ploy, online retailers have dubbed today Cyber Monday, a day traditionally celebrated by shopping online, which sure beats finding a parking spot and waiting in line. Raise your hand if you have bought something online today! Okay, now raise your hand if you’re reading this at work the day after a long weekend and you just don’t feel like working.
From our local paper on Friday: “The mall’s marketing manager estimated 15,000 to 20,000 shoppers were at the mall when the doors opened at 2:30 a.m.” Interestingly, Black Friday is not the busiest shopping day of the year; it’s usually 5th to 10th place. The Saturday before Christmas is the day you should definitely avoid the mall. They actually have police directing traffic at ours during December – helpful, convenient, yet scary that we need that.

Back to your cyber shopping…